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Songs of Exile is a creative musical work, an ode to Ranjith Kally’s photographic book, Memory Against Forgetting, which captures the lost poignant world of the 1950s & 60s for South African Indians.
Musician Vidya Shah draws from the rich oral history and sings the songs that the original immigrants left behind in India. Her words are drawn from the songs and poetry of that era.
Vidya’s music and Kally’s images are fused with words of the writer Kalim Rajab, who curated and contextualised the photographs and gave them their appropriate historical setting alongside the music.